A mock cheque for the amount was handed over by the Northern region Regional CEO of Etiqa Takaful, Rosli Mohamad to UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Seri Dr Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, yesterday.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the company for the zakat contribution and it would be distributed to qualified Muslim students in UUM who have financial difficulties.
"The money will be distributed not only to local students but is will also benefit the students coming from countries which embroiled in wars and conflicts such as Palestine, Iraq and Syria, of those who are facing financial difficulties," he said.
Meanwhile, Rosli Mohamad said that the zakat contribution, which came under their corporate social responsibility (CSR), is an effort to help ease the burden of students who are experiencing financial problems during their study at UUM.
"In line with our brand promise that is to humanise insurance and takaful, this concept definitely facilitates and optimises the company's zakat distribution to those who qualify, and I fervently hope that this cooperation between the two organisations will continue, lasting and mutually beneficial," he said.
Also present at the ceremony were CEO of Sime Darby Lockton, Abdul Aziz Zainal Abidin; UUM Bursar, Amron Man and officials from UUM as well as Etiqa Takaful.
Translated by Nurul Nazifah Mat Noh
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